Wink News reported a 49-year-old Ft. Myers man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car on his scooter. Lee County law enforcement were called to the scene following a crash in which a 16 year old driver struck the man while he was attempting to make a U-turn from the southbound lane of McGregor Blvd. The teenager was reported to have said he didn’t see the scooter. Tragically, the man was ejected from the scooter in the impact. The article did not say if the scooter rider was wearing a helmet. No charges are pending at this time.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reported there were more than 1,000 scooter and moped accidents in 2011. Crashes between scooters and cars are often caused by drivers making improper turns in front of a scooter such as a left turn or just not seeing them. Motorists must use caution when making a turn, another motorist or a pedestrian or a cyclist’s life may depend on it.
If you were involved in an accident, you may not know who to turn to, but it’s a best to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the various insurance coverages that may be available to pay your damages. For over two decades, Jim Dodson Law has helped accident victims secure compensation from the at-fault driver to cover medical recovery, financial losses, and personal trauma. For a complimentary case review, contact attorney Jim Dodson at 888-207-0905.